When I boarded a plane in Los Angeles for Lihue, Kauai, on Sunday morning, my mind was filled with images of tropical fruit and sunshine. Little did I know that my journey would first take me on a rather different detour…
In our wildest fantasies, we have one of these rotisserie-style pepper roasters of our very own. And of course, a fire pit over which to roast them. And a back yard. Until then, here are three very simple ways we can roast a batch of peppers at home.
We are rather fiendish about dried apricots in our house. When we’re not eating them straight from the bag, we’re throwing them in everything from salads to scones. But if we were addicted before, our discovery of ApricotKing Orchards and their online store has elevated things to a seriously dangerous level.
Deep purple plums, dusky red pluots, and luscious green and black figs are just a few of the colorful offerings at Southern California's farmers' markets this season. And there are stripes, too, in the form of green zebra tomatoes, summer melons, heirloom eggplants, and zephyr squash. We feel so blessed to have these beautiful gems at our markets and on our plates!
No matter where you live, there's bound to be food that is unique to your area, something special that only can be found in your town. You may have to dig around a bit, pushing aside all those fast food joints and 25 gallon barrels of salad dressing, but hopefully there's at least one delicious thing worth crowing about.
Read on for five favorites from my neck of the woods and give a shout out to yours!
Did you know it's National Farmers Market Week? And what better time to celebrate our local markets than at the height of summer, when the stands are brimming with glorious tomatoes, corn, eggplant, squash, stone fruits, and more. Here are some ways to honor the occasion…
I was recently invited by the California Milk Advisory Board to tour Clauss Dairy Farms in Hilmar, CA. I think it is important to approach food with a farm to table curiosity — to ask where it comes from and how it is produced. At Clauss, I saw how the cows lived and how they were treated, and I even got to pet them!
Are you the sort of farmers' market shopper who loves snapping photos of food and farmers? Or are you wondering who's selling locally-grown peaches this week? Whether you're passionate about local food in your own city or looking for markets to visit around the country, Real Time Farms is the website for you.
It's July and most farmers' markets across the nation are in full swing. I just returned from a visit to the lovely Marin County Farmers' Market in California, which besides being lovely was also rather hot and jam-packed. It occurred to me that we all could use a few helpful hints on how to navigate the crowds and share the market.